Barbara Bush released from hospital

December 2, 2008 10:47:31 AM PST
Former first lady Barbara Bush has been released from a Houston hospital a week after undergoing ulcer surgery. A spokeswoman for Methodist Hospital says the former first lady was discharged Tuesday morning. She's in good condition and recovering as expected.

Bush, 83, was hospitalized a week ago for abdominal pains and underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer Nov. 25. During the surgery, doctors closed a nearly 1.5-centimeter hole caused by the ulcer.

She began a liquid diet Monday after some test results came back normal.